Dear children,1 let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.219
This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence
whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
Dear friends,3 if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God422
and receive from him anything we ask,5 because we obey his commands6 and do what pleases him.723
And this is his command: to believe8 in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,9 and to love one another as he commanded us.1024
Those who obey his commands11 live in him,12 and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.13